Feeling Stressed and Why Working Out Helps

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Stress Relieving

So through my life lately I have been feeling so much stress. And so many of you feel stressed as well , so I know many of you can relate .. My life has taken a huge turn because I got divorced and I needed to make a new start. Unfortunately as touched on  somewhat in “my story” section the next long-term relationship ended sadly with betrayal, broken promises and a huge hurt heart for myself.  Again I tell you this because I want you all to know this does not come easy for me.  It is NOT easy for me to get motivated.  I push myself every single day!!!  I push through my pain!  I am my own motivator and if I can help you guys I will.  I am managing to pick up the pieces and focus my energies on helping others. I  invest my time caring for people from the heart as genuinely as I can. New starts are no picnic and dating doesn’t alleviate stress either. lol  Long story short I am re inventing my life, with that being said comes a lot of stress. I promise you all exercise will help!

I want to emphasize how great a role exercise plays into this stress for me. The exercise is very therapeutic . It provides an outlet into my emotions, allowing me to channel stress and relieve anxiety. Moreover as you engage in physical activity you decrease the levels of depression.  You do not have to run a marathon. lol  Much of my exercise routine involves circuit training. My routines consist of a variety of strength training combined with cardio. While I am training my brain secretes endorphins which promote a healthy exercise high.  New research studies have shown that by including strength training into your routine you increase your endorphin levels by more than 60 percent.  So to decrease your daily stress levels and help promote a trouble-free mind add more into your exercise routine than just cardio.  And by me saying add strength training to your routine doesn’t necessarily mean weights. You can do plyometrics and isometrics.  You can do these exercises anywhere. Plyometrics involves rapid and repeat stretching of your muscles and its designed to build strength, power and speed.  And an example of Plyo would be push ups.  Isometrics involved static contradiction of your muscles without any movement. And an example of Iso would be a simple squat or plank hold for 30 seconds or however long you wish to hold.

Research showed the number one thing to reduce mental stress and most medical issues is at least 30 minutes of exercise each day. The most common form of exercise was walking. I’ll take it! As long as you’re getting up and doing something makes me happy and proud.  Do not put your health at risk! You will be happy you did it. You will also feel much better about yourself . So what are you waiting for .. Gooo!